Get in touch with your pre-civilization roots (and berries) by participating in the Hunter/Gatherer Contest. We want to see dressed deer, gathered nuts, fresh fish, and local edible plants. Show us where you got them, what you did with them, and how we can follow your lead. We want to see everything from roadkill to venison carpaccio. How to differentiate between poisonous fruits and delicious natural snacks. Show us your contemporary hunting and gathering skills to win a GoPro!

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The Hunter-Gatherer Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

17 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Judges' Prize: Hunter (1)

One winner of the Judge's Prize for best hunting project will receive:

Judges' Prize: Gatherer (1)

One winner of the Judges' Prize for best project about gathering will receive:

First Prize (5)

Five First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (9)

Nine Second Prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Aug 25, 2014 and Oct 6, 2014 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Hunter-Gatherer Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.